August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Cathartic Magic Experience

With an exceptional showing at the Mercury Lounge on August 6th, Corbu lit up the venue along with Computer Magic. More...

Shooting Outside Dutch Kills Nightclub

A gunman accosted three men in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City early Monday morning, moments after the victims left a strip club located in the heart of the heavily residential neighborhood.  More...

Dutch Kills’ ‘Most Wanted’: Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar is Dutch Kills’ “Most Wanted” criminal predator, police sources, local leaders and neighborhood residents said last week.  Escobar, 22, was walking past the Won Won Laundromat at 30-08 36th Avenue at about 6:15 a. More...

Con Ed: Dog Days Savings

Con Edison customers can stay comfortable and save money by conserving energy when sultry weather hits the New York region in the coming days.  With temperatures often in the 90s lately, and accompanied by high humidity, the energy company advis More...

Beautification Of 30th Ave.

A meeting was held on August 11 with Councilman Costa Constantinides regarding the beautification of 30th Avenue. More...

Rare ‘Odd Couple’ Photo Recalls Filming Scene At Shea

In 1967, Shea Stadium, the former home of the New York Mets – now gone from existence for more than eight years – was the most state-ofthe art ballpark in the major leagues. More...

Local Express

Tichina Arnold

Queens native Tichina Arnold currently stars in the critically-acclaimed hit comedy, “Survivor’s Remorse” on Starz (Sunday nights, 10 pm). More...

The Pulpit

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Protecting Pets From Heat

Queens veterinarians and animal advocates are urging pet owners to properly care for pets that may easily become overheated or dehydrated during summer heat waves. More...

131 Donate Blood During Braunstein’s Annual Drive

On August 11, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) sponsored his 4th Annual Summer Blood Drive at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, in conjunction with the New York Blood Center, which declared a blood shortage emergency in June.  More...

It’s In Queens! (August 18 to August 24)

A full moon will be overhead this week. Thus, more light will shine on the huge block party, honey harvest, food extravaganzas, drumming circle, concerts, and dance performances. Here’s the rundown.   More...

Gillibrand Visits; Announces Made In America Act

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toured Boyce Technologies in Queens on August 8 and announced her bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act legislation. More...

Kim Continues To Support Struggling Nail Salon Owners

Assemblyman Ron Kim met with leaders from the Chinese American Nail Salon Association, the Chinese Nail Salon Association of East America, and Asian Americans for Equality on August 9 to discuss the mounting difficulties facing small business owners. More...

Rx Drug Deaths On The Rise Across The City

For the fifth consecutive year, the rate of unintentional drug overdose deaths increased throughout the five boroughs, according to data released August 9 by the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).  More...

Team Kermit Continues To Raise Funds To Fight Cancer

Jay Binkowitz, of American Eye Care in Astoria, along with his wife, Bettina, participate in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a bike-a-thon of 192 miles every August. More...

Van Bramer’s Annual Back To School Supplies Drive

New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer is holding his 7th Annual Back to School Supplies Drive! More...

Queens Day At The US Open

Celebrate the borough of Queens and watch world-class tennis for free on Queens Day at the US Open. More...

Crystal Launches New Info Sales-Production System

National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems has implemented a new multi-million dollar, enterprise-wide computer system. More...

Katz Tours Fortune Society

The Fortune Society Senior Vice President Stanley Richards (l.) led Queens Borough President Melinda Katz on an August 10th tour of its Long Island City facility and briefed her on the programs offer More...

Hints For Enduring The Heat

Meteorologists are warning the public that it will feel like hell on earth this week, as the mercury soars to near 90 degrees for at least three days in Queens.  The high temperatures accompanied by high humidity remind us that it really is summ More...

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